John Key is a corn­flakes man

Central Leader - - OUT & ABOUT - CA­TRIN OWEN

John Key is a fan of corn­flakes for break­fast but wishes he could have ice­cream in­stead.

Chil­dren from Hills­bor­ough play­cen­tre asked New Zealand’s Prime Min­is­ter some tough ques­tions on Fri­day morn­ing.

Three-year-old Niko Spencer was deep in con­ver­sa­tion with Key while they were play­ing with play-dough to­gether.

Spencer asked Key what he wanted for Christ­mas and what his favourite food to eat for break­fast is.

While Spencer is hop­ing for a fire truck from Santa Claus, Key has his eyes set on a new golf shirt and shoes from his wife.

‘‘Hope­fully they’ll make me play bet­ter,’’ he said.

In 2014 Key’s hand­i­cap was 10.9 on paper, but he said it’s closer to 13.

Key and his son Max Key played gold with Barack Obama near the US Pres­i­dent’s Hawaii hol­i­day home in 2014.

De­spite wish­ing he could have ice cream for break­fast, it seems the Prime Min­is­ter is a fan of corn­flakes and not so keen on por­ridge.

Key was visit­ing the play­cen­tre along­side Par­m­jeet Parmar who is run­ning as the Na­tional can­di­date in the Mt Roskill by-elec­tion.

The by-elec­tion on De­cem­ber 3 was needed af­ter the seat be­came va­cant when for­mer MP Phil Goff was elected Auck­land mayor this year.


Niko Spencer and Prime Min­is­ter talk about Christ­mas over play-dough.

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